Graphite Nanoplatelets Composite Materials: Role of the Epoxy-System in the Thermal Conductivity


Polymers typically have intrinsic thermal conductivity much lower than other materials. Enhancement of this property may be obtained by the addition of conductive fillers. In this research, epoxy nanocomposites with exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets are prepared and characterized. The chosen approach requires no surface treatment and no sophisticated equipments allowing one to produce composites on a pilot scale. A significant increase of the thermal conductivity with the increasing of the graphite fillers content is nevertheless observed on 4 mm thick specimens. Our results viewed in the latest scientific findings suggest that the choice of resin is an important parameter to move towards composite materials with high thermal conductivity.

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Diaz-Chacon, L. , Metz, R. , Dieudonné, P. , Bantignies, J. , Tahir, S. , Hassanzadeh, M. , Sosa, E. and Atencio, R. (2015) Graphite Nanoplatelets Composite Materials: Role of the Epoxy-System in the Thermal Conductivity. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 3, 75-87. doi: 10.4236/msce.2015.35009.

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